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Table 2 The description of social supports and stressful life events by VSD vs. Controls (N, %)

From: Associations between maternal social support and stressful life event with ventricular septal defect in offspring: a case-control study

 Before Propensity Score MatchingAfter Propensity Score Matching
Controls
(n = 262)
Cases
(n = 262)
p valueControls
(n = 168)
Cases
(n = 202)
p value
Social support
 Relationship support
  Chat with someone  0.174  0.222
   Yes173, 66.0121, 59.9 111, 66.1121, 59.9 
   No89, 34.081, 40.1 57, 33.981, 40.1 
  Contact with your close friends  0.073  0.051
   Yes178, 67.9121, 59.9 117, 69.6121, 59.9 
   No84, 32.181, 40.1 51, 30.481, 40.1 
  Colleague easy to get along with  0.592  0.630
   Yes209, 79.8157, 77.7 127, 75.6157, 77.7 
   No53, 20.245, 22.3 41, 24.445, 22.3 
 Emotional support
  Care about you  0.010  0.327
   Yes210, 80.2141, 69.8 125, 74.4141, 69.8 
   No52, 19.861, 30.2 43, 25.661, 30.2 
  Give you emotional support 0.008  0.042
   Yes191, 72.9124, 61.4 120, 71.4124, 61.4 
   No71, 27.178, 38.6 48, 28.678, 38.6 
Help with daily tasks
  Give you a suggestion  0.000  0.000
   Yes170, 64.990, 44.6 108, 64.390, 44.6 
   No92, 35.1112, 55.4 60, 35.7112, 55.4 
Colleague help you  0.138  0.101
   Yes199, 76.0141, 69.8 130, 77.4141, 69.8 
   No63, 24.061, 30.2 38, 22.661, 30.2 
  Help you with your housework  0.001  0.018
   Yes197, 75.2123, 60.9 122, 72.6123, 60.9 
   No65, 24.879, 39.1 46, 27.479, 39.1 
  Social support index  0.020  0.046
   0–4 (Low)68, 26.076, 37.6 45, 26.876, 37.6 
   5–7 (Medium high)95, 36.367, 33.2 64, 38.167, 33.2 
   8 (High)99, 37.856, 29.2 59, 35.156, 29.2 
 Stressful life events
  Financial problems  0.001  0.007
   Yes24, 9.542, 21.0 17, 10.542, 21.0 
   No229, 90.5158, 79.0 145, 89.5158, 79.8 
  Divorce/couple separated  0.229  0.213
   Yes36, 13.736, 17.8 22, 13.136, 17.8 
   No226, 86.3166, 82.2 146, 86.9166, 82.2 
  Husband violence  0.033  0.135
   Yes1, 0.47, 3.5 1, 0.67, 3.5 
   No253, 99.6193, 96.5 161, 99.4193, 96.5 
  Lost job  0.307  0.691
   Yes7, 2.89, 4.5 6, 3.79, 4.5 
   No247, 97.2189, 95.5 156, 96.3189, 95.5 
  Illness/injury of someone close  0.271  0.189
   Yes18, 7.120, 10.0 10, 6.220, 10.0 
   No235, 92.9180, 90.0 152, 93.8180, 90.0 
  Death of someone close  0.391   
   Yes10, 4.08, 3.05 5, 3.15, 2.50.735
   No243, 96.0195, 97.5 157, 96.9195, 97.5 
  Relationship difficulties  0.120  0.245
   Yes28, 11.032, 16.0 19, 11.732, 16.0 
   No226, 89.0168, 84.0 143, 88.3168, 84.0 
  Accident/natural disaster  0.594  0.490
   Yes4, 1.62, 1.0 3, 1.92, 1.0 
   No250, 98.4198, 99.0 159, 98.1198, 99.0 
  Stress index  0.013  0.031
   0 (Low)167, 66.0111, 56.1 106, 65.4111, 56.1 
   1 (Medium low)60, 23.748, 24.2 40, 24.748, 24.2 
    ≥ 2 (High)26, 10.339, 19.70 16, 9.939, 19.70 
  1. VSD Ventricular septal defect